The baby Chahat has been in news for her morbid obesity. She weighed two kilograms at birth, slightly lower than normal for Indian babies.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
The baby Chahat has been in news for her morbid obesity. She weighed two kilograms at birth, slightly lower than normal for Indian babies.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

GNDH refers baby Chahat to PGI; to bear travel, accomodation expenses

The baby Chahat has been in news for her morbid obesity. She weighed two kilograms at birth, slightly lower than normal for Indian babies. She started gaining weight at four months and now, at nine months, weighs 19.2 kg, when she should have been only around nine kilograms.
Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Divya Sharma, Amritsar
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2017 04:32 PM IST

Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) has referred the case of nine-month-old obese overweight baby, Chahat, to Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGMIER) in Chandigarh for advanced treatment.

The baby Chahat has been in news for her morbid obesity. She weighed two kilograms at birth, slightly lower than normal for Indian babies. She started gaining weight at four months and now, at nine months, weighs 19.2 kg, when she should have been only around nine kilograms.The doctors treating stated a multiple possibilities about her medical condition.

Head of paediatrics department, GNDH, Dr Avtar Singh Pannu said, “The child will be examined here in the city and then she will be referred to PGIMER. The hospital in Chandigarh has better facilities as well better medical equipments to deal with such cases.”

Medical superintendent, GNDH, Dr Ram Saroop Sharma said, “Once the case is referred, the doctors from Amritsar will follow it up.”

Sharma added that he will personally bear the travel and accommodation expenses of the family.

Senior resident, paediatrics department, Dr Neerja Lata said, “I have never seen such case in my career. Her overweight might be over growth of adrenaline gland, mono genic obesity or some kind of hormonal issues. I have asked for certain basic test on baby Chahat and have taken into accordance the medical history of the family.We will do our best.”

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